Philippines History

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The Philippines takes its name from the king of which country?

Spain

Portugal

The Netherlands

India

King Philip II was king of Spain during the Spanish colonization of the islands in the 16th century.

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Which movement led a bloodless revolution against authoritarian rule in 1986?

Power People Revolution

Coup d'état of May Eighteenth

The Carapintada uprising

Andahuaylazo

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Which volcano erupted in 1991 on Luzon?

Mount Pinatubo

Taal Volcano

Mount Bulusan

Mount Matutum

Mount Pinatubo was one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century.

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Which natural disaster occurred in 1976, following a magnitude 8.0 earthquake?

Tsunami

Tornado

Cyclone

Hurricane

More than 4,000 people died in the tsunami in the Moro Gulf.

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What is the predominant religious affiliation in the Philippines?

Roman Catholic

Muslim

Buddhist

Evangelical

Four-fifths of Filipinos identify as Roman Catholic.

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Before the Spanish arrived, what was the chieftain of each barangay called??

Datu

Sultan

Principal

Chief

Each barangay, or kinship group, was led by a datu.

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What is the title of the Philippine national anthem?

Lupang Hinirang

The Heart of the Filipino

Maraming Salamat

Awit Sa Bukid

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According to Philippine mythology, which serpent-like dragon causes eclipses, earthquakes, rains, and wind?

Bakunawa

Ekek

Kapre

Sigbin

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Aside from Filipinos, which other nationality was forced to march in the Bataan Death March?

Americans

Australians

Indonesians

Russians

The Japanese forced Americans and Filipinos to march 65 miles from Mariveles to San Fernando.

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When did the Philippines gain independence from Spain?

1898

1782

1922

1955

On June 12, 1898, the Philippine Declaration of Independence was issued, declaring independence from Spain.
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